CURRICULUM EHANCEMENT COURSES
1-3 non-degree Graduate-Level Units
ONLY $79 per unit
Graduate-Level Professional Development Courses
Our Curriculum Enhancement Courses are designed to expand your creativity by encouraging you to develop curriculum activities and projects that will motivate your students to learn and engage. The goal is to demonstrate how the professional work you create, or have previously created — enriches and empowers the learning process of the students you teach.
(Log your own hours)
Email your coursework
Earn Graduate-Level Units on a transcript
(Choose your submission date)
(University of the Pacific)
Create five different activities and/or projects that will help motivate your students to learn and engage. Following each activity/project, type a one page narrative report.
1 Graduate-Level Unit = 5 activities/projects
2 Graduate-Level Units = 10 activities/projects
3 Graduate-Level Unitss = 15 activities/projects
Self-Created Time Log:
Creating your own log allows you the freedom of documenting all the time and effort that you have dedicated to the process of completing your coursework requirements. For each graduate-level unit, you must document 15 hours of involvement. Your log must be specific and include dates and explanations of your accomplishments.
What kind of activities/projects can I document in my log?
Here are a few ideas and suggestions of some activities and/or projects that you can use to help you earn units:
Constructed classroom visuals, bulletin boards, learning centers, posters, worksheets, handouts, educational games/activities, PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, teacher created books, art integrating activities, anchor charts, assessments, etc.
The key to this course is to document 15 hours of involvement for each unit that you desire. All activities, projects, strategies or techniques that shift and empower your professional needs deserve to be recognized!
For each activity/project, type a one page narrative report describing how it has enhanced or will enhance your instructional objective. Include the following in your report:
Source and description of activity or project.
Population target of the activity: Grade level, type of class, groups, etc.
Objectives/goals, evaluation methods utilized, and outcomes/reactions.
Whether you spend time researching, reading, typing your reports/time log, writing, brainstorming, watching videos and films for ideas, constructing visuals, or putting together any of the ideas listed above, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested in the process of creating your final objectives. All your activities and projects must be created own your own personal time away from professional paid hours.
Note: All the professional work that you document can be derived from different subjects and topics. For example, you can document two hours of creating Project #1 (bulletin board for English lesson), one hour of brainstorming/researching strategies for Activity #2 (learning center with technology), three hours of constructing/putting together Activity#3 (math subtracting game), or one hour of simply putting together Project #4
(PowerPoint presentation for science).
Keep in mind: At Teacher Friendly, you can document activities and projects that you have created previously by back tracking the date in your log! However, proof of your completed activities/projects is required.
Proof for Verification:
To verify that the activities and projects in your log have been successfully completed, you will need to submit proof of your choice by attaching photos, documents, explanations/notes, PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, manuscripts, etc.
Have a different idea?
Email us at with your proposal or call during scheduled telephone hours and receive immediate approval. Simply provide a brief request of what you would like to develop and we will gladly help you get started.
Developed a Bulletin Board for my english lesson(project 1)
Typed one page report describing bulletin board ^
Watched__film for technology implementation
Created a learning center with technology(activity 2)
Typed one page report describing learning center^
Read ___pgs 1-55 to implement new math strategies
Developed a new math game by implementing strategies (activity 3)
Typed one page report describing math game^
Researched ideas to create & develop worksheet activities
Created study worksheets for my students (project 4)
Typed one page report describing study worksheets^
Created a powerpoint presentation for my science class (project 5)
Typed one page report describing powerpoint presentation^
Create a PDF, JPEG or Word Document including a self-created time log documenting the time you have invested in creating activities/projects for your classroom or program.
Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months from registering and extensions are always granted upon request.
Your completed coursework should be saved as a PDF, JPEG or Word Document and include the following:
1. Title page with your Last name, First name Course Number and Title, Number of Units, last 4 digits of SSN and Course Beginning/Ending date.
2. Self-created time-log documenting 15 hours per unit with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all coursework. (see below)
3. One page narrative report for every activity/project that you created.
4. Proof of your completed activities/projects by attaching photos, documents, explanations/notes, PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, manuscripts, etc.
Grading and Transcripts
After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation by email notifying you that your coursework is in grading process. Please allow a few business days to receive your confirmation.
Within 4-6 weeks from receiving your grading confirmation, you will receive a letter grade on an unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific by regular mail. Your unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific will include instructions to request your Official Transcript. Provisions for rushed or expedited transcripts are also available.
University of the Pacific
For over 25 years, Teacher Friendly and the University of the Pacific have helped educators nationwide increase their salary and re-certify their credentials. We understand that being an educator takes time, energy and a lot of dedication so we have tried our best to provide you a smooth ride. Our partnership acknowledges and values the hard work and time that you dedicate to your professional growth. As Educators ourselves, we stand ready to assist as well as help fulfill your needs.
Total hours of involvement: 15 hours per unit
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Please note: It may be that you require less or more time completing your own personal activities and projects and that's why we have left it to you to decide how you manage your time.
E-mail your completed coursework as an attachment to:
Please include in the subject line "Coursework Submission"
Although your welcome to provide proof for each log entry. Proof is only mandatory for your final activities and/or projects.
Earn Units for the work you already doing!
Select a course number and title for your registration form. On each registration form, you can register from 1 - 3 Graduate-Level Semester Units. Please indicate the course ending date to be up to six months from the enrollment (registration) date. Your coursework is always accepted earlier if you complete your work prior to the course ending date. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date that your coursework was received. Keep in mind, our course titles are generic so that they can apply to the diversity of educational goals in all subjects and topics. Course numbers may not be repeated.
P EDU 9000: Practicum for Development of Instructional Activities
P EDU 9001: Developing New Learning Activities Practicum
P EDU 9002: Developing Hands-On Activities to Enhance Learning Strategies
P EDU 9003: Learning Activities and Environment Practicum
P EDU 9004: New Curriculum Ideas/Materials Development Practicum
P EDU 9005: Developing Learning Activities Through Hands-On Learning
P EDU 9006: Curriculum Development Thru Special Proj/Research/Conf/Sym
P EDU 9008: Developing New Ideas in Education Practicum
P EDU 9009: Activities to Accelerate Learning
P EDU 9010: Curriculum Enrichment Activities
P EDU 9012: Teaching Objectives with Hands-On Activities
P EDU 9013: Hands-On Activities to Strenghthen Learning
P EDU 9014: Creating Practical Strategies and Ideas
To Email Registration Form:
Step 1: Download and Save the blank PDF Registration Form to your desktop. Do not type directly onto the Registration Form. First, make sure the form is saved to your desktop.
Step 2: Reopen the saved registration form onto your desktop and type in all the requested information.
Step 3: Save the completed registration form to your desktop and email as an attachment to:
Please put in the subject line: “New Registration”
After receiving your Registration Form, Teacher Friendly will send you a confirmation by email.
To Mail Registration Form:
Step 1: Download and Save the blank PDF Registration Form to your desktop. Do not type directly onto the registration form. First, make sure the form is saved to your desktop.
Step 2: Reopen the saved Registration and type in all the requested information. Next, click the "print" button located on the document or select "File>Print" to print your registration form. Do not select “Fit to Page” as the entries will not line up in the form, instead select "Actual Size."
Step 3: Mail printed registration form to our mailing address:
Dr. Allan Lifson
Teacher Friendly/University of the Pacific
729 West 16th St. Suite B-3,
Costa Mesa, California, 92627
Make checks payable to: University of the Pacific
After receiving your Registration Form, Teacher Friendly will send you a confirmation by email.
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